Firepower World Tour

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Firepower World Tour
Tour by Judas Priest
LocationNorth America, Europe, South America, Asia, Oceania
Associated album Firepower
Start date13 March 2018
End date29 June 2019
No. of shows143 (165 scheduled)
90 in North America
31 in Europe
9 in South America
10 in Asia
3 in Oceania
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Firepower World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, in support of the album Firepower. It ran from 13 March 2018 to 29 June 2019.

Background

This tour marked the first time that guitarist Glenn Tipton would not perform on a full-length tour after revealing the news that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease on 12 February 2018 and would step down from touring as the disease's progression left him unable to perform the more challenging material. He stated that he was still a member of Judas Priest despite his diagnosis and would not rule out future on-stage appearances. Producer and guitarist Andy Sneap stepped in to perform in his place for the tour. [1] Guitarist Richie Faulkner assured fans that Tipton would perform with the band again. [2] At the 20 March 2018 show in Newark, Tipton joined the band on stage to perform "Metal Gods", " Breaking the Law" and " Living After Midnight", [3] [4] then " Victim of Changes" [5] and "No Surrender" [6] on later dates. He would continue to appear on tour, performing only the encore songs, but would not perform on certain dates, depending on his health. [7] [8] Tipton did not make anymore appearances on the remaining dates due to his illness, as explained by bassist Ian Hill. [9] After the completion of the world tour, Faulkner thanked fans worldwide for attending their shows, "It's been emotional and amazing to see you all and share in the celebration of heavy metal all around the world. It's been a pleasure and an honour to serve. See ya on the next one RHRF DOTF." [10]

Rob Halford incident

Shortly into the song " Judas Rising" at the 25 May 2019 show in Rosemont, Rob Halford kicked a cell phone out of a fan's hands in frustration as the fan had the phone light on while filming the show, causing difficulty on his performance. [11] Halford explained in a statement soon after that fans are free to capture footage of their shows, "However if you physically interfere with The Metal God's performance you now know what will happen." [12] Uriah Heep vocalist Bernie Shaw stepped in to defend Halford and said that he understood his frustration, but felt that he took it "a little bit too far", and opined that his "space was invaded." He thought that Halford "overreacted — but I can sure understand where it came from." [13]

Lineup

Support acts

Setlists

The 2018 to early 2019 setlist featured material from Firepower, fan favourites and material that was not performed in decades such as "Bloodstone", "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll", "Tyrant", [33] "Night Comes Down", [34] "Delivering the Goods" [35] and "Killing Machine". [36] The song "Saints in Hell" was introduced to the audience which was never performed live. [37] The third North American portion of the tour in 2019 featured an updated stage appearance and a brand new setlist featuring other tracks from Firepower, other various fan favourites, and a few more songs that were not played in decades such as "Out in the Cold", "All Guns Blazing" and "Hot Rockin'". The band introduced another song, "(Take These) Chains", which was also never performed live. [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43]

North America — Leg 1
Europe — Leg 1
North America — Leg 2
South America
Asia — Leg 1
Europe — Leg 2
Oceania
Asia — Leg 2
North America — Leg 3

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America #1
13 March 2018 Wilkes-Barre United States Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
15 March 2018 Youngstown Covelli Centre
17 March 2018 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
18 March 2018 Washington, D.C. The Anthem
20 March 2018 Newark Prudential Center
22 March 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
23 March 2018 Worcester Worcester Palladium
25 March 2018 Ottawa Canada TD Place Arena
27 March 2018 London Budweiser Gardens
28 March 2018 Oshawa Tribute Communities Centre
30 March 2018 Orillia Casino Rama
31 March 2018 Detroit United States Masonic Temple
2 April 2018 Minneapolis Minneapolis Armory
3 April 2018 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
5 April 2018 Green Bay Resch Center
6 April 2018 Hammond Horseshoe Hammond
8 April 2018 Bloomington Grossinger Motors Arena
10 April 2018 Casper Casper Events Center
11 April 2018 Loveland Budweiser Events Center
13 April 2018 Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena
15 April 2018 Kent ShoWare Center
17 April 2018 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19 April 2018 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre
21 April 2018 Las Vegas Las Rageous Festival
22 April 2018 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater
24 April 2018 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
26 April 2018 Tulsa BOK Center
28 April 2018 Dallas The Bomb Factory
29 April 2018 Sugar Land Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
1 May 2018 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
5 May 2018 Mexico City Mexico Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
Europe #1
5 June 2018 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
7 June 2018 Hyvinkää Finland Rockfest
9 June 2018 Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
10 June 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
12 June 2018 Plzeň Czech Republic Home Monitoring Aréna
13 June 2018 Katowice Poland Spodek
15 June 2018 Gräfenhainichen Germany With Full Force
17 June 2018 Florence Italy Firenze Rocks
19 June 2018 Freiburg im Breisgau Germany Messe Freiburg
20 June 2018 Mannheim Zeltfestival im Maimarktgelände
22 June 2018 Clisson France Hellfest
24 June 2018 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
26 June 2018 Zürich Switzerland Samsung Hall
28 June 2018 Bilbao Spain Sala Cubec
30 June 2018 Madrid Spain Download Festival
2 July 2018 Lisbon Portugal Altice Arena
5 July 2018 Barcelona Spain Barcelona Rock Fest
19 July 2018 Athens Greece Rockwave Festival
21 July 2018 Plovdiv Bulgaria Hills of Rock Festival
22 July 2018 Bucharest Romania Romexpo
24 July 2018 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
26 July 2018 Tolmin Slovenia Metaldays
28 July 2018 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
31 July 2018 Munich Germany Zenith
2 August 2018 Wacken Wacken Open Air
3 August 2018 Kostrzyn nad Odrą Poland Pol'and'Rock Festival
5 August 2018 Lokeren Belgium Lokerse Feesten
6 August 2018 Tilburg Netherlands 013
8 August 2018 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
10 August 2018 Walton-on-Trent England Bloodstock Open Air
North America #2
21 August 2018 Cincinnati United States Riverbend Music Center
22 August 2018 Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 August 2018 Sterling Heights Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
25 August 2018 Mount Pleasant Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
27 August 2018 Hamilton Canada FirstOntario Centre
29 August 2018 Montréal Bell Centre
30 August 2018 Québec City Videotron Centre
1 September 2018 Wantagh United States Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
2 September 2018 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
5 September 2018 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6 September 2018 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
8 September 2018 Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9 September 2018 Camden BB&T Pavilion
11 September 2018 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
12 September 2018 Jacksonville Daily's Place
14 September 2018 Atlanta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
16 September 2018 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
18 September 2018 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
20 September 2018 Welch Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
21 September 2018 Council Bluffs Harrah's Council Bluffs
23 September 2018 Denver Pepsi Center
26 September 2018 Chula Vista North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 September 2018 Irvine FivePoint Amphitheatre
29 September 2018 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
30 September 2018 Wheatland Toyota Amphitheatre
South America
26 October 2018 Bogotá Colombia Hipódromo de Los Andes
28 October 2018 Quito Ecuador Coliseo General Rumiñahui
30 October 2018 Lima Peru Jockey Club del Perú
2 November 2018 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
4 November 2018 Buenos Aires Argentina Tecnópolis
8 November 2018 Curitiba Brazil Pedreira Paulo Leminski
10 November 2018 São Paulo Allianz Parque
11 November 2018 Rio de Janeiro KM de Vantagens Hall (Rio de Janeiro)
14 November 2018 Belo Horizonte KM de Vantagens Hall (Belo Horizonte)
Asia #1
21 November 2018 Sapporo Japan Zepp Sapporo
23 November 2018 Gifu Valor Culture Hall
25 November 2018 Okayama Okayama Civic Hall
26 November 2018 Osaka Grand Cube Osaka
28 November 2018 Tokyo Tokyo Dome City Hall
29 November 2018 Musashino Forest Sports Plaza
1 December 2018 Seoul South Korea Bluesquare Hall
4 December 2018 Singapore Singapore Zepp@Bigbox
7 December 2018 Jakarta Indonesia Ecopark Ancol
Europe #2
27 January 2019 Paris France Zénith Paris
Oceania
9 March 2019 Sydney Australia Download Festival Australia
11 March 2019 Melbourne
16 March 2019 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena
Asia #2
21 March 2019 Tokyo Japan Download Festival Japan
North America #3
3 May 2019 Hollywood United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
4 May 2019 Jacksonville Rockville Festival
6 May 2019 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8 May 2019 Atlanta Fox Theatre
9 May 2019 Biloxi Beau Rivage
12 May 2019 Washington, D.C. The Anthem
14 May 2019 Huntington The Paramount
15 May 2019
16 May 2019 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
18 May 2019 Albany Palace Theatre
19 May 2019
22 May 2019 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
23 May 2019
25 May 2019 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre
28 May 2019 Austin ACL Live at The Moody Theater
29 May 2019
31 May 2019 Dallas The Bomb Factory
1 June 2019 Little Rock First Security Amphitheater
3 June 2019 St. Louis Stifel Theatre
8 June 2019 Saskatoon Canada SaskTel Centre
10 June 2019 Lethbridge ENMAX Centre
11 June 2019 Edmonton Rogers Place
13 June 2019 Dawson Creek EnCana Events Centre
14 June 2019 Prince George CN Centre
16 June 2019 Kelowna Prospera Place
17 June 2019 Abbottsford Abbotsford Centre
19 June 2019 Airway Heights United States Northern Quest Resort & Casino
21 June 2019 Kent ShoWare Center
22 June 2019 Portland Moda Center
24 June 2019 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre
25 June 2019
27 June 2019 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater
28 June 2019 Ontario Toyota Arena
29 June 2019 Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Cancelled dates
24 January 2019 [44] Reykjavík Iceland
30 January 2020 — 3 March 2020 [45] [46] [47] [48]
13 March 2019 [49] Christchurch New Zealand
20 March 2019 [50] Cape Town South Africa
22 March 2019 [51] Johannesburg South Africa
11 May 2019 [52] [53] Rockingham Epicenter
5 June 2019 [54] Colorado Springs Broadmoor World Arena

Box office score data

As of 16 May 2019 [55]
Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Nassau Coliseum Uniondale 5,331 / 5,549 $448,814
The Anthem Washington 6,000 / 6,000 $331,220
Prudential Center Newark 5,433 / 6,669 $401,780
Mohegan Sun Arena (2018) Uncasville 6,198 / 6,267 $360,923
Budweiser Gardens London, Canada 3,780 / 3,780 $243,277
Tribute Communities Centre Oshawa 3,161 / 3,906 $194,078
Resch Center Green Bay 3,352 / 6,339 $225,248
Casper Events Center Casper 1,923 / 4,277 $110,004
Microsoft Theater Los Angeles 6,954 / 6,954 $555,668
BOK Center Tulsa 4,473 / 5,643 $290,422
KM de Vantagens Hall Rio de Janeiro 3,839 / 8,432 $196,802
Mohegan Sun Arena (2019) Uncasville 5,672 / 6,299 $362,823
TOTAL 56,071 / 70,115 (79.97%) $3,721,059

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